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dswo
October 7th, 2008, 07:58
Last month, when I purchased AU:Blue, 30 AUD was 25 USD. This morning, when I looked at AU:Green, 30AUD was about 23 USD. Don't know how long this trend will continue, but in the short term I predict that add-ons are going to become slightly cheaper for US buyers (and of course US products will become slightly more expensive in other currencies).

deimos256
October 7th, 2008, 08:15
thats always good news especially how bad it was in the beginning of the year

tigisfat
October 7th, 2008, 08:16
I can only hope and pray that it will continue. Switzerland pro X will be the first thing I buy!!

MudMarine
October 7th, 2008, 08:17
It's about time it catch's up a bit! It sure will make buying add-on's a bit easier!

harleyman
October 7th, 2008, 08:21
Our dollar needs to climb...I'm not going even going to say how many thousands I have lost over the last two weeks..If it continues,this ol boy might have to go back to work.....:banghead: :censored:


Any job offers? :d

Henry
October 7th, 2008, 08:33
I am hoping it will climb higher
as i am going to Europe in a few weeks :applause:
H

stiz
October 7th, 2008, 09:17
it could just be becuase everyone elses economy is going to the dogs as well :frown:

GypsyBaron
October 7th, 2008, 10:06
Our dollar needs to climb...I'm not going even going to say how many thousands I have lost over the last two weeks..If it continues,this ol boy might have to go back to work.....:banghead: :censored:


Any job offers? :d

I wish I had thae option or going back to work:(
So far this year my retirement accounts have lost over $45,000.
I lost $7,000 yesterday alone :(

Then there was the $1.57 to 1 Euro that cost me a bundle during
my 7-week stint in Europe this past summer.

Bring back 2002 when the market was reasonably healthy and the
dollar and euro were about par....

Paul

fliger747
October 7th, 2008, 10:10
It would be good for Airbus. Also for airlines as fuel costs are declining.

harleyman
October 7th, 2008, 10:11
I feel for ya Gypsy Baron...These times are getting tough..I keep telling my wife lets sell the houses and all we have and ship the Harley and ourselves to Sweden...Thats what I want to do...Just arrive with a suitcase full of money as depicted in the movies and live worry free the rest of my life....:d

BananaBob
October 7th, 2008, 10:19
At least you can afford a wife.... :costumes:

Navy Chief
October 7th, 2008, 10:41
The upward trend of the US dollar is a nice thing to see, definitely.

But if indications come true, I've a feeling that direction will go the opposite direction, following this November's election.

I won't say anything more about this, but am sure you know what my poliitcal affliliation is.

The US is getting ready, I fear, to repeat the depression of 1929-33. But this one will be worse. Folks back then were much more self-suficient. People nowadays will riot and go into mass panic. I would not want to live in or near a large city, for example. My stepson lives in the Atlanta area. I've already told him to plan on leaving town when the s... hits the fan. It will be ugly.

NC

MudMarine
October 7th, 2008, 11:00
At least you can afford a wife.... :costumes:
Lucky man! He must be the only one in the world!

I've lost a crap load of money also....:isadizzy:

The euro was away over valued, it's nice to see it coming back to reality.

Killbilly
October 7th, 2008, 11:17
At least you can afford a wife.... :costumes:


Mine's WAY cheaper than any girlfriend I ever had, and I get more for my money.





(She reads this forum, y'know.) :kilroy:

harleyman
October 7th, 2008, 11:30
At least you can afford a wife.... :costumes:



LOL.......I might have to let her go too as her needs are expensive like mine and there might only be enough for me...:costumes::costumes:

And she took my new computer I just built too....:banghead:

Well, After i broke hers...LOL :costumes:

lifejogger
October 7th, 2008, 11:31
Our dollar needs to climb...I'm not going even going to say how many thousands I have lost over the last two weeks..If it continues,this ol boy might have to go back to work.....:banghead: :censored:


Any job offers? :d

I feel your pain harleyman. I had planned to retire next year but I'm going to wait for the market to go back up. I get paid a decent wage and I get 6 weeks vacation so I'm not going to rush into it

Henry
October 7th, 2008, 11:44
At least you can afford a wife.... :costumes:
in my household its the other way around :redf::costumes:
LOL
H

dswo
October 7th, 2008, 11:48
Since I posted this morning, the price of AU:Green has dropped almost another USD. The euro is going down too. See

http://finance.yahoo.com/currency/convert?amt=1&from=AUD&to=USD&submit=Convert

and

http://finance.yahoo.com/currency/convert?amt=1&from=EUR&to=USD&submit=Convert

harleyman
October 7th, 2008, 12:54
Since I posted this morning, the price of AU:Green has dropped almost another USD. The euro is going down too. See

http://finance.yahoo.com/currency/convert?amt=1&from=AUD&to=USD&submit=Convert

and

http://finance.yahoo.com/currency/convert?amt=1&from=EUR&to=USD&submit=Convert




I refuse to look...Its too depressing........:banghead:

Thanks for sharing....:kilroy:

Warrant
October 7th, 2008, 13:04
Hope the Euro will gain again on the Dollar.

The low US Dollar gave us Dutch some kind of a benefit buying from American sites and vendors. The prices in Holland are rediciously high, even compared to our neighbours (software, movies, CD's, electronics, cloth etc, etc.).

Henry
October 7th, 2008, 13:38
Hope the Euro will gain again on the Dollar.

The low US Dollar gave us Dutch some kind of a benefit buying from American sites and vendors. The prices in Holland are rediciously high, even compared to our neighbours (software, movies, CD's, electronics, cloth etc, etc.).
but im coming to Holland:banghead:
so how about a month then gain:d
H

txnetcop
October 7th, 2008, 13:40
Yes, unfortunately if one currency gains another loses, but we have on the bottom side so long we could use a break. Besides the upside of this is we will buy more European products for our hobby.:ernae: That is if there is anything left to spend when the Wall Street shysters are done with us.
Ted

BananaBob
October 7th, 2008, 13:41
I've heard that quite a bit about Holland's prices, why do they get hammered so badly?

harleyman
October 7th, 2008, 14:10
Because they are nice and independent ......

Is Holland Socialist?

MudMarine
October 7th, 2008, 14:22
Probably becuase they pay half of their earned income to their government. That's what happen's when you socialize your health care system........I could be wrong.

MCDesigns
October 7th, 2008, 14:24
it could just be becuase everyone elses economy is going to the dogs as well :frown:

yep, that is pretty much why. Hope it continues, nice to have some spending power back

SkippyBing
October 7th, 2008, 14:38
My top tip is pay attention to the news when you go on holiday. When I flew out to LA to visit friends in August it was about 2 dollars to the pound (great for working out how much stuff costs by the way), when I flew back it was about 1:80, if only I'd known that was going to happen...

robby88
October 7th, 2008, 15:16
The pricing for FTX is based on Aussie dollars. The Aussie dollar is bouncing all over the place presently and has dropped against the US dollar. It's more a case of the Aussie dollar dropping rather than the US dollar climbing. I've bought a few items on ebay these past couple of weeks and they've varied quite a bit. The dropping Oz $ is one of the reasons that Orbx have announced a price increase for FTX next year. http://orbxsystems.com/forums/index.php?topic=5448.0

spotlope
October 7th, 2008, 15:28
Probably becuase they pay half of their earned income to their government. That's what happen's when you socialize your health care system........I could be wrong.

Seems like I'm paying about half my income now, and not getting anything for it. Better keep up that :running:.

IanP
October 7th, 2008, 15:37
Yeah. We don't get kicked out of the hospital when our credit runs out. Such hardship! ;)

Seriously, everyone is having currency issues at the moment. The US$ has apparently shot up against the GB£ at the moment, but what's actually happened is that the £ has lost value against everything. Not sure what currency is going up at the moment, but the US$ is a good bet!

Ian P.

Henry
October 7th, 2008, 15:46
Yeah. We don't get kicked out of the hospital when our credit runs out. Such hardship! ;)

Seriously, everyone is having currency issues at the moment. The US$ has apparently shot up against the GB£ at the moment, but what's actually happened is that the £ has lost value against everything. Not sure what currency is going up at the moment, but the US$ is a good bet!

Ian P.
Thats what i like to hear
as im spending one week in Blighty, one Day in Amsterdam
and 2 days in France
gimme a break i have not been home in 20 years
and i have to be able to afford the beer :d
no need to get into hospitals
both have merits and negatives
sadly there is no perfection "YET" :isadizzy:
H

noshadez
October 7th, 2008, 20:33
The upward trend of the US dollar is a nice thing to see, definitely.

But if indications come true, I've a feeling that direction will go the opposite direction, following this November's election.

I won't say anything more about this, but am sure you know what my poliitcal affliliation is.

The US is getting ready, I fear, to repeat the depression of 1929-33. But this one will be worse. Folks back then were much more self-suficient. People nowadays will riot and go into mass panic. I would not want to live in or near a large city, for example. My stepson lives in the Atlanta area. I've already told him to plan on leaving town when the s... hits the fan. It will be ugly.

NC

I understand that too..After seeing the Rodney king riots in mediacore times back in 1990 something.. There is (No way) if we go into a sudden depression that we as a nation will react to it like in the 1930's-all getting along and stuff the best we can good ole boy type model.. You can expect all your house (You) and property to be raped overnight if the economy falls to a 1930 living style depression.It will be like one of these old Escape from New York movies-- I do not think that it will happen this time--But we all know it is coming one day.. Dodged for now hopefully

Dain Arns
October 8th, 2008, 10:37
Well, not to offend any of our neighbors out there in SOH land, but I hope it flip-flops enough to the point, I can pick up all of the Payware I haven't been able to buy lately, for a song. :costumes:

spotlope
October 8th, 2008, 10:48
Imagine how conflicted I feel as an American whose products are all sold in Euros. :costumes:

huub vink
October 8th, 2008, 11:04
It could be worse..... one of my colleagues has all his money on the Icesave bank (an internet bank in Iceland). The bank went broke yesterday and although Iceland gave some guarantees he is not able to access his money and the guarantee given by Iceland was much lower than the actual amount. As Iceland has a very small economy the country is broke as well and most probably not able to keep up their guarantee....

It must be a nice feeling to worry about money on a bank :costumes:. As I don't have to worry about money on a bank, I paid his coffee today ;)

NC no political statement here please. And this financial crisis is the end of our money, but not the end of the world.

Cheers,
Huub

SkippyBing
October 8th, 2008, 11:06
If Iceland is broke, maybe we could club together and make an offer for the country?

Dibs on Grand Dictator for Life.

huub vink
October 8th, 2008, 11:11
If Iceland is broke, maybe we could club together and make an offer for the country?

Dibs on Grand Dictator for Life.


At least we would have free hot water :costumes:

Huub

harleyman
October 8th, 2008, 11:17
If Iceland is broke, maybe we could club together and make an offer for the country?

Dibs on Grand Dictator for Life.


:costumes::costumes: We shouldn't be laughing at a country's demise...We too might just face the same thing one day......


But Grand Dictator for Life.....??????? I want a couple years to impliment my authority some too....:kilroy:

Navy Chief
October 8th, 2008, 14:00
No need to make a political statement. Situation is crystal clear, and votes will be cast. Consequences forthcoming. In Navy terms, standby for heavy rolls, shipmates.

NC

huub vink
October 8th, 2008, 16:15
No need to make a political statement. Situation is crystal clear, and votes will be cast. Consequences forthcoming. In Navy terms, standby for heavy rolls, shipmates.

NC

The crisis has not been caused by politicians, but by greedy bankers and unwise bankcustomers. So no use to bring up the coming American elections.

I can't recall I have ever bothered anybody here with the elections in my country.


Because they are nice and independent ......

Is Holland Socialist?

The Netherlands is mainly a very social country. We have a multi party political system. As no party has a real majority we always have a mixture in our gouvernement.

Huub

dandog
October 8th, 2008, 22:13
I hope the dollar continues to slide. Then HOPEFULLY people in other countries with money can buy our shodilly made products. There by employing more Americans. Maybe they'll out source there jobs here!!!. Now that's a switch.

Dandog

Willy
October 8th, 2008, 22:24
I'm not wanting to see anyone's currency take a dive. But I'm worried about the financial futures here.

dandog
October 8th, 2008, 22:39
I'm sorry. Its just that America was always there to help. Now we appear to be going down, and taking everybody with us!!! As for me, I apologize to the world....As an American.

Dandog

Pauke! Pauke!
October 8th, 2008, 23:46
Don't get maudlin dandog. The rest of the world was lapping up U.S. collateralized mortgage debt as a secure investment. These investments weren't scrutinized properly and the ratings firm like Moody's and such were either asleep at the switch or bought-out by the big investment bankers until the bitter end. A few indictments of the CEO’s of some of the most offending companies would seem to be in order. Perhaps on a charge of treason, since it seems they were attempting to overthrow the stability of the U.S. economy by cover-up, mal-faience and unadulterated greed. Hang a few scoundrels now to curb any future abuses. However, it seems that the worst these plutocrats will get is a haranguing from some congressional hearings and the poor little rich people will go their merry way, Scot free with their golden parachutes intact. We need a Marat to publish a L'Ami du peuple and name some names to be scheduled for Madame Guillotine. MHO LOL <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

wombat666
October 9th, 2008, 05:11
It really is doubled edged sword.
The USD climbs in value.
On one hand 'imports' are cheaper.
On the other, your export market falls over because US prices become too high.
With falling exports comes less 'Domestic' manufacturing leading to more 'off shore' moves and falling employment.
Less jobs on the home front equal less money equals falling sales equals more unemployment, and so it goes.

Speaking from 'Down Under', there are a whole raft of benefits.
Our export markets will grow, especially in the area of food and minerals.
The Australian 'Tourist Market' is a much more attractive prospect with many areas in the business picking right up.

And as for the cost of 'Flight Sim Add-ons', they fall under the heading of 'What I Want' as distinct from 'What I Need'.
I really have no 'Need' of such fripperies ......... :d

People should really get their priorities straight.
:kilroy:

brad kaste
October 9th, 2008, 06:55
I'm not too sure if counterfeiters want to copy this one........